IMMIGRATION’S ONSLAUGHT: CROWDING OF AMERICA
October 3, 2011
“What will we do: debate immigration policy, whether God will come to our aid, gay rights and many other superfluous issues? The blind bus driver and his bus are about to smack the ground as it plunges off Vail Pass and the skiers are still arguing about the seating arrangements. What is truly ironic is that no one noticed the bus driver’s cane and dark glasses as they got on the bus. What is also amazing is that the bus got that far, and along the way he picked up more and more passengers.” --Reid, Canadian philosopher
As with all parts of this series, they pertain to our national hyper-growth dilemma caused by legal and illegal immigration. As I paint the picture of what’s coming, you must be scratching your head and wondering what the heck your kids face.
What if, much like Katrina, we added those 75 million immigrants in the next 14 days? Or next year? Or even five years? Any takers? You would have to be intellectually blank to choose adding that many people in the next five years or less. Or, ever!
Yet, no one utters a peep about the “Human Katrina” that will hit in 24 years. It’s not “if” it’s going to hit folks; it’s “when” it’s going to hit. And, once it hits, you won’t be able to hide, escape or hope it vanishes.
In history such as Hitler’s rise to power, no one stood up against him. On this issue everyone waits for the first person to object. I’m standing up! I’m speaking out! I invite you to stand with me and speak out with me. Why? If not you, then whom? If not now, then when?
Crowding of America
Each year close to where I live, Rocky Mountain National Park entertains 1,000,000 people on the highest continuous highway in America, Trail Ridge Road at 12,082 feet, with a total length of 30 miles. It’s jammed, crammed and hammered all summer long. People pack into campgrounds and motels with no relief. You must reserve a spot months ahead. The “wilderness experience” proves a joke! The animals run for their lives to get away from hordes of tourists. Boom-box noise ricochets off mountain sides. Fumes coalesce into killer smog in paradise.
Can you imagine 75 million immigrants added to America when they and you try to visit our national parks to get away from it all?
Last summer, I visited Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Arches National Parks. Each park suffers one to three million people every summer. They’re so full of people; few enjoy a “wilderness” experience. Park rangers carry side arms; some rangers suffer death by criminals. Why is that? Drug pedaling villains and others toss trash and human waste everywhere in our parks. Again, imagine what an added 75 million immigrants will do to everyone visiting those parks.
I’ve rafted the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Diamond Creek take-out. Today, it takes 10 to 12 years to obtain a permit to raft the Colorado River. With an added 75 million people, it will take 20 years to a lifetime to gain a permit. The more extreme our numbers the more extreme our limitations!
Back in Denver, 10 years ago, it took me 1.5 hours to go skiing and camping in the High Country. Plentiful campgrounds; safe ski slopes! Today, after Colorado added 1.3 million in a decade, campgrounds and rivers suffer overload. Ski slopes feature humans as pin balls from too many people. It takes me three to four hours to return home through gridlocked traffic. Overwhelming traffic makes Interstate 70 a gridlocked parking lot 90 miles long! Guess what? Colorado expects to add five million people because of mass immigration.
In Denver, I-25 and 6th Avenue gridlock from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Twenty-five accidents disrupt motorists’ lives each day from stop and go traffic. Major smash-ups happen five days a week from rush hour. Can you imagine what another two to three million more cars in Denver will do to people and their lives?
National sustainable policy
In 1963, we housed 194 million people. As a math and science teacher in the 70s, 80s and 90s—to supplement my scant teaching salary—during the summer, I drove an eighteen-wheeler for United Van Lines through 48 states and Canada. Except for NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, I rolled through most cities with relative ease. By 2000, we added nearly 100 million people via Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Reform Act that started pumping 1.2 to 1.5 million immigrants into this country annually.
Today, it takes up to three hours to get across the Washington Bridge in New York City. Freeways jam 15 hours a day. Millions suffer “road rage” in bumper-to-bumper traffic every day of the week. Millions go to work daily, while 40,000 die in traffic annually. As the bumper-to-bumper traffic increases, billions of gallons of gasoline burn to create ever greater air pollution. So, while you stew with an ulcer and Excedrin headache in traffic, you breathe toxic air created by your own idling engine. How will another 75 million people improve that nightmare?
For example, Japan endures 127 million people in a landmass less than the size of California. To give you an idea where we’re headed, while touring Japan, I watched baseball games within limited space. They construct four ball diamonds in a box of land all facing inward toward each other. All the outfielders mingle with outfielders from four other teams. You can’t believe it unless you see it. What benefit has overpopulation given the Japanese or Chinese? Depressing doesn’t begin to describe their population plights.
If you sat on a geo-stationary earth-satellite and watched the activities on earth over time, you would see drastic changes. You might notice that more and more long-haul trucking companies send their freight-trailers by railroad. Why? Gridlocked highways coast to coast! However, railroads suffer more and more crowding; tracking systems break down and staging yards bulge with too many train cars.
From your perch, you see California building one new school daily—I repeat one school daily—to keep up with the children of 1,700 people added every 24 hours. (Source: www.capsweb.org) They cannot retain qualified teachers in classrooms; thus they rank in the last five states in educational competence. Additionally, California adds 400-500 cars daily.
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This happens all over America. We clear forests, drain wetlands, pave wilderness and devour land as we explode our population. This series only touches the tip of the iceberg. In your state, you experience everything I write about. The question is: how far do you want to sink into this quicksand? How long will you remain silent? How long will you do nothing?
In every realm of everything we do in America, this immigration invasion is wreaking havoc on the American Dream.
Trouble knocks! No! It pounds on our front door! If we continue on this current path, we face a Hobson’s Choice: if we turn right, we walk over a cliff; if we turn left, we sink into quicksand.
How about changing course before Hobson’s Choice kicks in?
Immigration moratorium for 10 years
2. Stop all anchor baby birthright citizenship immediately
3. Stop chain migration
4. Stop 50,000 diversity visas annually given to the poorest of the poor
5. After the moratorium, max of 100,000 immigrants annually that possess an education, speak English and can benefit America with their skills.
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls,” Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself.
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
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